While we usually associate the Upper East Side with private clubs and fancy hotels, you might not know that it’s also home to Temple Emanu-El, the largest Reform temple in the world and one of the largest of any Jewish denomination.More
Many of NYC’s synagogues have been repurposed into condos, churches, community centers and nightclubs: Angel Orensantz, Meseritz Shul, Deity, Mount Olivet.More
The Bowne Street entrance of the Temple of Ganesh in Flushing.
Across the street from a row of residential houses in Flushing, Queens, there’s a large and seemingly out-of-place building with entrances so intricately carved they look like they belong attached to an Indian temple. This building is the worship center Ganesh Temple, and …More
A visit to the Divya Dham Temple in Queens, a vast cave-like temple complex and living history museum containing the Divya Jyoti eternal flame.More
Part III in our series ‘Inspired by Europe’: famous NYC buildings and the British architecture that inspired them.More
A rare glimpse into an archeological dig right in the center of Paris!More
BldgBlog recently posted about a door to nowhere in Paris, installed four years ago in the 3rd arrondisement. Complete with fake address, facade, faux business sign and a Parisian-style door with a central doorknob (now missing), it still exists today.More